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Three-game sweep
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Red Sox 5, Athletics 2
Jason Bay, who was 2-for-4, slides into home in the sixth. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Daisuke Matsuzaka went six innings, allowing four hits and striking out eight -- departing after a 37-minute rain delay -- for his 12th win that capped a series sweep. Jed Lowrie's two-run triple highlighted a three-run fourth, and Coco Crisp had two RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (53-57)
Lost 6
Boston 5, Oakland 2   BOS
Boston (64-48)
Won 3
August 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   2 5 1
Boston
1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 8/3/08  |  Recap: OAK | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Red Sox stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sweeney, R, RF4000012.293
Ellis, 2B4010010.235
Cust, LF2010210.228
Thomas, DH4000013.253
Gonzalez, C, CF4010012.265
Hannahan, 3B4000021.236
Crosby, SS1100211.247
  Petit, SS0000000.348
  b-Brown, E, PH1000000.248
Barton, 1B4112012.218
Bowen, C2000010.185
  a-Suzuki, PH-C1010000.296
Totals3125241011 

a-Singled for Bowen in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Petit in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Gonzalez, C (1, Matsuzaka).
HR: Barton (4, 5th inning off Matsuzaka, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellis; Cust; Gonzalez, C 3; Barton 4; Suzuki.
RBI: Barton 2 (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barton; Sweeney, R.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Ellis (3, throw).
PB: Bowen (2).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B4110001.313
Youkilis, 1B4021001.315
Ortiz, DH2000211.259
Lowell, 3B4110024.280
Bay, LF4220003.285
Lowrie, SS3112100.295
Varitek, C3000122.218
Crisp, CF2002000.250
Ellsbury, RF3010002.259
Totals295854514 

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (33, Braden), Lowell (25, Braden), Youkilis (27, Street).
3B: Lowrie (1, Braden).
TB: Pedroia 2; Youkilis 3; Lowell 2; Bay 2; Lowrie 3; Ellsbury.
RBI: Youkilis (75), Lowrie 2 (18), Crisp 2 (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay 2; Lowell; Ellsbury.
SF: Crisp 2.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ortiz (1, 2nd base off Casilla/Bowen).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Bay (Ellis at 2nd base).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Braden (L, 2-2)3.16440105.10
Casilla 1.20002102.70
Devine 0.01101001.23
Embree 1.00000105.01
Street 1.01001103.88
Meyer 1.00000100.00
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (W, 12-2)6.04222813.04
Okajima (H, 19)1.01001102.66
Delcarmen (H, 15)1.00001004.05
Papelbon (S, 31)1.00000102.05

Devine pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

IBB: Ortiz (by Street).
Pitches-strikes: Braden 61-39, Casilla 31-17, Devine 13-5, Embree 10-8, Street 17-9, Meyer 14-10, Matsuzaka 105-68, Okajima 17-11, Delcarmen 16-9, Papelbon 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Braden 4-4, Casilla 1-3, Devine 0-0, Embree 0-2, Street 0-2, Meyer 1-1, Matsuzaka 2-7, Okajima 0-2, Delcarmen 1-2, Papelbon 2-0.
Batters faced: Braden 15, Casilla 7, Devine 2, Embree 3, Street 5, Meyer 3, Matsuzaka 23, Okajima 5, Delcarmen 4, Papelbon 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Casilla 1-1, Embree 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Todd Tichenor.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 3:03 (:37 delay).
Att: 37,317.
August 3, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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